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KEVIN GUTTING 
The Greater Holyoke YMCA at 171 Pine St.

Claim of rapes roils swim community

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sitting in a coffee shop in Southampton, Monica Strzempko of Westfield recalled when her now 20-year-old daughter, Anna, was a happy, popular 13-year-old who was good at most everything — especially swimming. She had Olympic aspirations and was training hard with the Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings club, an elite team that drew swimmers from across the region. But 2½ years …

Glenna O’Connell gets 18 months in jail after pleading to drug distribution charges

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Vermont woman was sentenced to 18 months in the county jail and two years probation after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Thursday to drug distribution charges. Glenna O’Connell, 34, of Chester, Vermont, was sentenced after reaching a plea agreement on two cases against her. The charges resulted from traffic stops in July 2013 and March 2014 during which …

Is USA Swimming taking sexual abuse allegations seriously?

Friday, December 19, 2014

HOLYOKE — Indianapolis attorney Jonathan Little has represented many athletes who said they were sexually abused by their coaches or fellow athletes in sports, including swimming and track and field. After hearing Anna Strzempko’s account about being raped repeatedly by her former Greater Holyoke YMCA swimming coach, Little said he believed her case to be “on the more horrific end of things I’ve …

B2B ID: Karin Moyano Camihort

Sunday, August 3, 2014

NAME: Karin Moyano Camihort TITLE: Dean of online learning and academic initiatives, Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave. WEBSITE: www.hcc.edu/online AGE: 43 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: The Online Team has five staff members and five IT student …

Northbound lane on I-91 in Holyoke reopened after truck accident Saturday morning

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HOLYOKE — A section of the left lane of I-91 north in Holyoke reopened after being shut down for several hours Saturday morning following a tanker truck accident. A tire blew out on the truck, causing the vehicle to veer off the road at 3:43 a.m., said State …

At new Holyoke Community College program, playing with Legos is more than a game

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HOLYOKE — Boxes filled with an assortment of Lego parts were the trappings for an experiment in which local teenagers built small robots that follow commands they programmed into a computer in a unusual class offered this summer …

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium …

Two arraigned on charges of misleading police and perjury in connection with alleged Westhampton assault in May

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two people denied charges they misled authorities investigating an alleged attack against a Holyoke man in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton, pleaded not guilty two counts of misleading police after he allegedly lied during two interviews with state police in connection with the incident, …

VOLUNTEERS

Friday, July 18, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program …

Log Cabin breaks ground on new wedding venue

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holyoke — The Log Cabin, a long-running outdoor wedding venue with panoramic mountain views from its Mount Tom location, has begun work on an addition. The business is expanding its outdoor facilities on the uppermost clearing above its …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 …

Hobby Lobby shoppers in Holyoke: Birth control decisions should be left to the individual, not her employer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — Though it looked like business as usual Tuesday at the Hobby Lobby in the Holyoke Mall, shoppers expressed disappointment over the previous day’s Supreme Court decision involving the national arts and crafts supply store. Monday’s 5-4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby gave “closely held” companies …

Medical emergency caused Holyoke crash in which elderly man died

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Police say a medical emergency was apparently the cause of a crash in Holyoke that took the life of an elderly man. A man in his 80s died in the single-vehicle crash on Route 141 at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. His name was not immediately …